Landscape Photography Course Switzerland - Klausenpass

Lush alpine meadows, spectacular vistas & golden sunsets at Uri's Klausen Pass. Capture impressive Swiss landscapes with the help of a local expert.


Horgen train station


Two full days

Group Size

4 - 8 people

Skill level


There are no courses planned at the moment but please get in touch with us to check.


  • Explore several locations, shooting waterfalls, ridge-top perspectives and a hidden glacial lake.
  • Sunrise and sunset photography opportunities.
  • Expert guidance from Mike Bissig, who has a local's knowledge of the best Urnerboden shooting locations.
  • Blue hour photography opportunities just a short walk from your accommodation.


Open to all skill levels. Foundational photography skills, such as those covered in our popular 1-2-3 Digital Photography Course are recommended.



You'll benefit the most from this landscape workshop if you'll bring a wide angle and/or a medium length lens with you. A tripod is especially handy for sunset and sunrise photography. Comfortable, sturdy hiking boots and hiking clothes are important as you'll be hiking to various shooting locations. A warm jacket, warm hat and gloves are essential for staying comfortable while waiting for the sun to rise around 2000 meters elevation. See details below in "Further Details" regarding fitness level.


Rendezvous at 10:30 at the train station parking lot in Horgen. From here van transport is provided by Viewfinder Center.



Mike Bissig feels at home while photographing in the Swiss Alps. Although he lives near Zurich, he spends much of his free time in the alpine region of Uri, base-camping at his family's farm house in Urnerboden. As a Swiss adventure and lifestyle photographer he concentrates mainly on shooting for the outdoor industry. His photographs of outdoor athletes get used by companies like Mammut, the Swiss Alpine Club and various tourism agencies. Mike is able to draw on his extensive mountaineering and athletic experience for his outdoor projects at home and abroad and helps Viewfinder students learn how to get great shots in spite of stormy weather.

Workshop Information

This weekend landscape photography workshop takes place on one of the most beautiful (and longest) alpine ridges in Switzerland. Uri's Klausen Pass will give you a fresh perspective and new inspiration to capture some of Switzerland's most stunning alpine scenery.

Included in the price

  • Van transportation from/to the rendezvous location at the Horgen train station.
  • Small group learning.
  • One night accommodation in a rustic hotel, double accommodation & shared bathroom on the same floor.
  • Breakfast & packed lunch on Sunday.
  • Photography field lessons & personal camera assistance from Mike Bissig.
  • Handouts documenting the relevant camera settings, creative tips & ideas.

Not included in the price

  • All beverages, with or without alcohol and special snacks ordered between meals.
  • Saturday's dinner is to be paid individually.
  • Single room supplements, if available (if you wish to inquire please contact us directly).
  • Train tickes or other transportation costs to/from Horgen.


  • Hiking fitness required. Participants should be able to hike for 5 km with 250 - 500 meters elevation gain.
  • Guests should be equipped with sturdy hiking boots, rain gear, and a backpack for carrying camera gear, a packed lunch, extra clothing items, a water bottle, etc.
  • This event takes place rain or shine. Photography objectives may change according to weather conditions.